Good news everyone: The days of picking wax off your birthday cake are over. French design firm Fujisan has created a candle that melts into liquid chocolate. If it’s cleverly placed in the nook of a chocolate cake, the cake fills up with warm molten chocolate in the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday.”
FUJISAN plays with 2 inescapable elements of birthdays: the candle and the chocolate cake. The idea is to revisit the “fondant au chocolat” by using the candle to obtain the warm heart of the cake. Planted in the biscuit, the chocolate candle melts little by little it and fills the “crater” of the cake. So, the time of a song, the fondant gets ready under our eyes.
I wonder about how it tastes (what sort of chocolate mixture would melt well with direct heat?). But in any case, here’s how it works:
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 3, 2012